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Organisation : Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
Post Name : Recruitment for Research Assistant in 2017

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Research Assistant Recruitment :

Job Number : IDSA/0116/2017
Job Title : Research Assistant
Centre : All Centres. For the complete list of centres please visit the following link
Job Family : Research

Related : JMI Jamia Millia Islamia Recruitment 2017 Research Assistant, DEO :

Number of Positions : Total- Three (03)
** General- 01
** Other Backward Classes (OBC)- 01
** Scheduled Castes (SC)- 01

Salary and Other Emoluments :
** For Non- Ph.D. holders- Rs. 13500/- (Fixed) + Allowances (HRA+ DA+ Medical Allowances) per month
** Ph.D. holders- Rs 14760/- (Fixed) + Allowances (HRA+ DA+ Medical Allowances) per month

On-Campus Accommodation :
** Residential accommodation is available at IDSA for scholars but not adequate to accommodate all
** If available, the accommodation will be offered and the scholars will need to occupy or forfeit the HRA
** In case, accommodation is not available, HRA will be permissible

Contractual : For fixed term of two years including a probationary period of initial six months from the date of joining the Institute and this will not confer any right of permanence

Age Limit : As on May 22,2017
General: 35 years
OBC: 38 years
SC: 40 years

Educational Qualifications :
** Minimum of a Master’s Degree with a first class in social sciences and allied fields such as public policy, international relations, strategic affairs, development studies is essential
** Preference shall be given to candidates who have a background in the respective fields and have completed M.Phil. or Ph.D. in the desired area

Professional Experience : Research experience in a think tank and published papers in respective area of research matters

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Job Description : The job profile inter-alia includes:
** Preparing databases
** Writing a Book review and/ or commentary once in three months for the IDSA Website (four in a year)
** Will be encouraged to write an occasional paper/ journal article once a year unless handled significant institutional responsibilities
** Participate in the capacity building activities like writing/research workshops, language training etc.
** Work as part of a project undertaken (at any time by the Centre) and/ or assist Centre members on specific papers and compile monthly activity report

** Providing research support for the Centre which may involve data mining by scanning journals and new arrivals in the library to provide a bibliography of the various articles/books relating to the subject matter concerned

** Writing event reports of fellow’s seminars, roundtables, seminars, workshops, etc. held at the Institute

** Provide administrative support for organising roundtables, workshops, seminars, conferences, meetings under the aegis of the Centre, getting in touch over telephone and email with invitees (chairs, discussants, participants) under the supervision of the Centre Coordinator, coordinating with the conference cell to arrange transport, refreshments, lunch etc.

** Assisting with major events organised by the Institute like the Asian Security Conference, South Asia Conference, Foundation Day, etc. every year. This responsibility will be shared among all Research Assistants in rotation/ proportionately

Desired Skill-Set :
** Keen interest in analyzing current national and international affairs
** Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
** Ability to attend to detail
** Work under strict deadlines
** Flair for teamwork

Documents Required :
** Covering Letter (Please mention the name of the category under which you are applying)
** Curriculum Vitae
** Statement of Purpose
** Two letters of References (atleast one of them from an Academic Supervisor)
** Two Writing Samples
** A copy of the Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority as stipulated by Government of India in the Central List in case of SC / OBC category
** Those applying under the OBC category reserved posts should also enclose a certificate of not belonging to ‘CREAMY LAYER’ signed by a competent authority

Mode of Application :
** Interested candidates may send in their documents by e-mail with the subject titled as “Application for the Position of Research Assistant- (Mention Name of the Centre), IDSA” to the HR Cell at hr.idsa[at]

** Alternatively, hard copy of the application with the envelope clearly titled as “Application for the Position of Research Assistant- (Mention Name of the Centre), IDSA” can also be sent to:
Human Resource Cell
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA),
1, Development Enclave, Rao Tula Ram Marg,
Delhi Cantt., New Delhi-110010

Last Date of Application : May 22, 2017 by 5:00 PM
Institute will not be responsible for the postal delays or technical issues with internet

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